State Open Finals

6/11/2014 at Yale, 60s & Overcast

Click HERE for the results from CIAC.

State Open Singles Finals
Luke Foreman (S) lost to Richard Ciamarra, Xavier 2-6, 2-6

Click HERE for Norwalk Hour article on State Open.
Click HERE for GametimeCT article on State Open.
Click HERE for Westport News article on State Open.

Final CIAC Note: THE Finals of the 2014 Open featured a win in doubles by Alex Romaine and Prashant Toteja of Westhill over Louis McKensie and Shaw Speer of Greenwich 7-6(5), 7-5 and a win in singles by Richard Ciamarra of Xavier over Luke Forman of Staples 6-2,6-2 CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CHAMPIONS !!! … THANKS to all of the players, coaches, families and fans for contributing to an awesome Open…as always thanks to the energy and wisdom of Jim Solomon … see you all next year …

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Congratulations to Staples Girls Doubles – State Open Runner-up:
Kaitlyn Zheng/Taylor Ingerman (4), Wilton defeats Kelsey Shockey/Vanessa Mauricio, Staples (7) 6-3 7-6(8-6)

Click HERE for CIAC results on Girls Open

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Congratulations to FCIAC Boys Tennis Coach of the Year 2014 – Kris Hrisovulos!

Kris Hrisovulos ’00 – a former soccer and tennis star at Staples, has guided the Wreckers to two Connecticut State Class LL Championships (2011, 2014) and one FCIAC Championship (2014), through 5 seasons as the Head Coach of the Staples boys tennis program. Hrisovulos has compiled a 95-6 (.941) career coaching record. His Wreckers had an undefeated season (21-0) in 2014, two Connecticut State Class LL runners-up in 2012 and 2013, and five straight FCIAC final appearances from 2010-2014.

krisIn 2014 Hrisovulos was named FCIAC Coach of the Year as Staples went 21-0 in its run to winning both the State Class LL and FCIAC Championships. This was only the second time in program history where the team won both Class LL and FCIAC titles in the same year, the last time was 1982. Hrisovulos has gone onto coach a Connecticut State Singles Champion twice (D. Hirschberg) and a Connecticut State Doubles Champions (C. Mitnick / B. Stein) as well as two Connecticut State Doubles runners-up (J. Hirschberg / G. Hyman, E. Davis / J. Reardon).

Hrisovulos played Division I tennis at Niagara University and graduated with a BA in business and sports management. As a player at Staples (1996-2000) he was part of three State Championships, two FCIAC Championships, 82 game team winning streak, and was an All-State doubles player in 1999.

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Foreman Advances To State Open Finals

6/10/2014 at Yale, 80 & Muggy

Click HERE for the most current schedule updates and results from CIAC.

State Open Semi-Final Results
Singles
Luke Foreman (S) def.  Ari Cepelewicz, Greenwich 6-7(5), 7-6(5), 7-6(2) in 3 hr 34 min
Doubles
Connor Mitnick/Baxter Stein (S) lost to Alex Romaine/Prashant Toteja, Westhill 6-3, 2-6, 3-6 (culminating with 13 deuce game)

Click HERE for video clip of doubles match from Mary Albl.
Click HERE for Westport News Article on Match.

State Open Singles Final Matchup – 4pm Wed. at Yale
Luke Foreman (S) v Richard Ciamarra, Xavier

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Congratulations to Staples Girls Doubles for reaching Girls Finals:
Kelsey Shockey/Vanessa Mauricio (7), Staples def Erin Hines/Megan Hines (3), Warde 6-4, 4-5, 7-5
Click HERE for CIAC draws and results on Girls Open

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Staples Advances to Semis In State Open

6/9/2014 at Yale (Indoors)

Click HERE for the most current schedule updates and results from CIAC.

Quarterfinal Round

Singles
Luke Foreman (S) def. Roy Smith, Notre Dame, West Haven 6-4, 6-1
Doubles
Connor Mitnick/Baxter Stein (S) def. Arciero/Thramann, Avon 6-1, 6-3

Congratulation to Luke Foreman for joining Connor Mitnick & Baxter Stein as Staples representatives on the  2014 Connecticut All-State Tennis Team!

Semis at Yale Tuesday – 3pm (Rain or Shine – Yale has enough courts to handle all Semi matches at same time):

Semi-Final Match-Ups

Singles
Luke Foreman (S) v Ari Cepelewicz, Greenwich
Doubles
Connor Mitnick/Baxter Stein (S) v Alex Romaine/Prashant Toteja, Westhill

Note from CIAC: the semi-finals of The Open in both singles and doubles will be tomorrow Tuesday, 6/10, at ***3:00*** at Yale…play will start promptly at 3:00 even if play is indoors as the girls are at the same point of their tournament (Yale has the eight courts needed)…the early start will accomodate player(s) that need to be on time for awards banquets…

Congratulations to Staples Girls Doubles for reaching Girls Semis:
Kelsey Shockey/Vanessa Mauricio (7), Staples def Elizabeth Feingold/Erika Gill (2), Darien 6-4,  0-6, 6-3
Click HERE for CIAC draws and results on Girls Open

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CT State Open Tournament Draws

Staples will be represented in the State Open Individual Tournament by Luke Foreman in singles and Class LL State Champions Baxter Stein/Connor Mitnick in doubles.  Both entries have byes to the Quarterfinals which will begin 3:00pm Monday at Yale.

Click HERE for the most current schedule updates from CIAC.

CIAC Update Monday, 8:15 am. Matches will go on as scheduled today. If necessary we will go indoors so there may be some delays. The Avon/Old Saybrook doubles match will go off around one, and the Greenwich doubles match with the pm conflict will go out about 3. Other matches are also scheduled to start at 3 but, as mentioned, delays are possible.
Play resumes Monday with an Opening Round of Doubles at 1:00 at Yale (Arciero/Thramann of Avon vs Sabahudin/Henry of Old Saybrook. The quarterfinals of singles and doubles will follow at 3:00. We are sharing the site with the Girls State Open, so lots of exciting tennis is in store. Tuesday afternoon (4:00) will be the semi-finals, and we will complete the event with our finals on Wednesday afternoon, 4:00 also at Yale University.

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Click HERE for a list of past CT State Singles and Doubles Champions

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2014 Season Roundup and Awards

Team
Regular Season Match Record 18-0 (16-0 FCIAC)
Overall Season Match Record 21-0  (19-0 FCIAC)
FCIAC Champion
State LL Champion

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Kris Hrisovulos (Coach)
FCIAC Tennis Coach of the Year

Luke Foreman (Senior Co-Captain)
Staples Block “S” Coaches Award
All State (CT) Singles
All-FCIAC Second Team Singles
State Open Singles Runner-up

Jack Reardon (Senior  Co-Captain)
All-FCIAC First Team Doubles

Connor Mitnick (Senior)
State LL Champion Doubles
All State (CT) Doubles

Baxter Stein (Senior)
State LL Champion Doubles
All State (CT) Doubles
Staples Block “S” MVP
Scholar Athlete
All-FCIAC Honorable Mention Doubles

Jason Chaskin (Senior)
All-FCIAC Second Team Doubles

Sterling Price (Senior)
All-FCIAC Second Team Doubles

Zack Levin (Junior)
All-FCIAC First Team Singles

Will Andrews (Sophomore)
All-FCIAC First Team Doubles

2015 Captain-Elects
Zack Levin
Josh Moskovitz

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2014 State LL Tourney Recap

Congratulations to the Staples Wreckers Boys Tennis Team:
2014 State LL Team Champions
Baxter Stein/Connor Mitnick – State LL Doubles Champions
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For more pictures of Staples and other action including non-Staples players, see albums under PHOTOS  page for each day of the LL tournament.  Players are encouraged to download any photos — at no cost.

Fullscreen capture state champsFinal Team Standings: Staples 20 Greenwich 19 Amity 18

Congratulations to Greenwich High who were the runner-up to team championship as well as the runner-up in the doubles championship – Louis McKenzie/Shaw Speer and congratulations Richard Ciamarra of Xavier who won the LL Singles Championship and Bryson Mosely of Ridgefield as runner-up.  A special thank you to the tournament directors for all their work organizing Class LL.

All matches were played  outdoors at Yale unless note as indoors.
Seeded players are noted with #.
For complete brackets click here to link to CIAC website.

Singles
1st Round
Luke Foreman (#4) (S) def. Matt Yang, Westhill 6-0, 6-0
Zack Levin (#6) (S) def Joseph Cashore, Cheshire 6-0, 6-0
Josh Moskovitz (S) def. Paul Greshin, Simsbury 6-0, 6-1
Max Zimmerman (S) def. Matthew Dahdah, Crosby 6-0, 6-0 (indoors)
2nd Round
Luke Foreman (#4) (S) def. Emil Friis, Fairfield Prep 6-0 6-1
Zack Levin (#6) (S) def. Keillor Mose, Ridgefield 6-0 6-3
Josh Moskovitz (S) def. Dylan Amble, Xavier 6-1 6-1
Max Zimmerman (S) def. Austin DuBois, Simsbury 3-6 6-2, 10-6
3rd Round
Luke Foreman (#4) (S) def. Phillip Hochman (#16), Amity 6-2, 6-0 (indoors)
Zack Levin (#6) (S) lost to Maxwell Einbinder (#12), Amity 5-7 6-7 (5-7) (indoors)
Josh Moskovitz, (S) lost to Zach Ely (#7), Brien McMahon 1-6, 1-6 (indoors)
Max Zimmerman (S) lost to Danny Soifer (#8), Westhill 2-6, 2-6 (indoors)
Quarterfinal Round
Luke Foreman (#4) (S) lost to Richard Ciamarra (#5), Xavier 2-6, 6-3, 4-6

Doubles
1st Round
William Andrews/Jack Reardon (#3) (S), Bye
Connor Mitnick/Baxter Stein (#6) (S), Bye
Jason Chaskin/Thomas Price (#8) (S), Bye
2nd Round
Will Andrews/Jack Reardon (#3) (S) def. Ryan Brucato/Aaron Campos, Ridgefield 6-1 6-3
Connor Mitnick/Baxter Stein (#6) (S) def. Jordan Klein/Charlie Poarch, Newtown 6-1 6-0
Jason Chaskin/Sterling Price (#8) (S) def. Crosby Fox/Rishabh Tandon, Westhill 6-1 6-1
3rd Round
Will Andrews/Jack Reardon (#3) (S) def. Marco Canepa/Jared Pepper, Amity 6-1, 6-0 (indoors)
Connor Mitnick/Baxter Stein (#6) (S) def. Trent Newman/Robert Graham, Greenwich 6-0, 6-0 (indoors)
Jason Chaskin/Sterling Price (#8) (S) lost to Tyler Dagino/Max Minichetti (#10), Greenwich 0-6 7-6. 9-11
Quarterfinal Round
Will Andrews/Jack Reardon (#3) (S) lost to Louis McKenzie/Shaw Speer (#5), Greenwich 6-4, 3-6, 0-6
Connor Mitnick/Baxter Stein (#6) (S) def. Gabriel Betancur/Nicholas Sabatelli (#4), Amity 6-0, 6-0 (indoors)
Semi-Final Round
Connor Mitnick/Baxter Stein (#6) (S) def. Patrick Sheen-Delany/Thomas Knortz(#1), Ridgefield 7-5, 7-5
Championship Round
Connor Mitnick/Baxter Stein (#6) (S) def. Louis McKenzie/Shaw Speer (#5), Greenwich 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

In the State LL format, schools can enter players either into the singles tournament or doubles tournament. Based on team and player qualifications, schools can enter up to 7 teams and can choose to enter 5 singles and 2 doubles teams or 4 singles and 3 doubles teams. For the team standings, one point is awarded for each round won however teams with first round byes receive two points if they win their first match. In 2014, there were 6 rounds of singles (preliminary round prior to 1st round was discounted due to size)  and 6 rounds of doubles.

Click HERE for a link to past CT State Team Champions.

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Staples Wins Class LL CT State Team Championship!!!

6/4/2014 at Yale, 70s & overcast
Click HERE for CIAC Website with all results (separate tabs for Singles & Doubles).

Staples Wins Class LL Team Championship!!!

First Wrecker Doubles Championship since 2006 clinches 1st place over Greenwich by 1 point 20-19.  All ten Staples players contributed victories in the tournament.
This is the 1st time Staples has won the FCIAC Championship and CT State LL Championship in the same season since 1982. Staples won FCIACs and Class L in 2000.
Staples completed a perfect season 21-0 in match play.

Class LL Doubles Final
Connor Mitnick/Baxter Stein (#6), Staples defeat Louis McKenzie/Shaw Speer (#5), Greenwich 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 (1 pt)

Click HERE for Gametime CT article on match (with video of match point)
Click HERE for Westport News article on match
Click HERE for WestportNow article on match
Click HERE for Inklings article on title
Click HERE for Norwalk Hour article on match.

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For more pictures of Staples and other action including non-Staples players, see albums under PHOTOS  page for each day of the LL tournament.  Players are encouraged to download any photos — at no cost.

Final Team Scores:
1st – Staples 20 pts
2nd – Greenwich 19 pts
3rd – Amity 18 pts

Congratulations to Greenwich & Amity on a great tournament!
Congratulations to Class LL Singles Champion freshman Richard Ciamarra of Xavier!
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Staples Stein/Mitnick Advance to State LL Finals vs Greenwich – Winner takes State Team Title Outright

6/3/2014 at Yale, 80 & Sunny
Click HERE for CIAC Website with all draws and results (separate tabs for Singles & Doubles).

Singles
Richard Ciamarra (#5), Xavier defeated Jason Seidman (#1), Amity 6-7 (4-7) 6-0 7-6 (7-4)
Bryson Mosley (#2), Ridgefield defeated Ari Cepelewicz (#3), Greenwich 6-4 5-7 6-1
Doubles
Connor Mitnick/Baxter Stein (#6), Staples v defeated Patrick Sheen-Delany/Thomas Knortz(#1), Ridgefield 7-5, 7-5
Louis McKenzie/Shaw Speer (#5), Greenwich defeated Alex Romaine/Prashant Toteja (#2), Westhill 6-1 6-7 (0-7) 6-3

LL Finals Wednesday 4pm at Yale (S,M&L Divisions will be there as well):

Singles
Richard Ciamarra (#5), Xavier v Bryson Mosley (#2), Ridgefield
Doubles
Connor Mitnick/Baxter Stein (#6), Staples v Louis McKenzie/Shaw Speer (#5), Greenwich

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For more pictures of Staples and other Day 1,2,3 & 4 action including non-Staples players, see albums under PHOTOS  page.

Unofficial Team Scores:
Staples 19 pts (1  Doubles Remaining – Max = 20)
Greenwich 18 pts (1 Doubles Remaining – Max = 20)
Amity 18 pts (final)
Ridgefield 15 pts (1 Singles Remaining – Max = 16)

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Staples tied with Amity & Greenwich entering Semis of State LL

6/2/2014 at Yale, 80 & Sunny
Click HERE for CIAC Website with all draws and results (separate tabs for Singles & Doubles).

Quarterfinal Round:
Singles
Luke Foreman (#4), Staples lost to Richard Ciamarra (#5), Xavier 2-6, 6-3, 4-6
Doubles
Will Andrews/Jack Reardon (#3), Staples lost to Louis McKenzie/Shaw Speer (#5), Greenwich 6-4, 3-6, 0-6
Connor Mitnick/Baxter Stein (#6), Staples defeated Gabriel Betancur/Nicholas Sabatelli (#4), Amity 6-0, 6-0 (1 pt)

LL Semi-Finals Tuesday 4pm at Yale (S,M&L Divisions will be there as well):
Singles
Jason Seidman (#1), Amity v Richard Ciamarra (#5), Xavier
Ari Cepelewicz (#3), Greenwich v Bryson Mosley (#2), Ridgefield
Doubles
Connor Mitnick/Baxter Stein (#6), Staples v Patrick Sheen-Delany/Thomas Knortz(#1), Ridgefield
Louis McKenzie/Shaw Speer (#5), Greenwich v Alex Romaine/Prashant Toteja (#2), Westhill

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For more pictures of Staples and other Day 1,2&3 action including non-Staples players, see albums under PHOTOS  page.

Unofficial Team Scores:
Note: Updated to reflect singles wins in Round 1 are only 1pt  (even after prelim round byes) .
Staples 18 pts (1  Doubles Remaining – Max = 20)
Amity 18 pts (1 Singles Remaining – Max = 20)
Greenwich 18 pts (1 Singles & 1 Doubles Remaining – Max = 22)
Ridgefield 14 pts (1 Singles & 1 Doubles Remaining – Max = 18)

Note from CIAC:
Play will resume Tuesday at 4 p.m. Please try to arrive by 3:30. We will complete the semifinals of singles and doubles. In case of bad weather check the website for updates. Please check in the morning! For your information: Monday through Wednesday:Free parking in tennis lots, Free street parking on Yale Avenue. ,No parking in Fire Lanes or where No Parking signs are posted.
Preliminary Team standings: Amity 18, Staples 18, Greenwich 18, Ridgefield 14
Play on Tuesday will be best of three sets and on the outside courts. Please hydrate!

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